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“Very enjoyable pub at the end of Hadrian's Wall walk!”
Review of Kings Arms

Kings Arms
Price range: US$4 - US$14
Description: Pamela Behan and family welcome you to The Kings Arms Pub, situated in Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria. Located at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, 15 miles along the Solway Coast from Carlisle. This is a cyclist, walkers and Bird-watchers paradise. The King's Arms is the ideal base to explore the treasures of the Solway Coast and the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The Wall snakes 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, Newcastle. Many people end or start the walk in Bowness using the Kings Arms as a base. You can enjoy evening meals in the family dining room with a wide choice of freshly prepared, home cooked food. Relax in the bar with pool table, darts and dominoes and sample our extensive range of Real Ales. Whatever, brings you to Bowness On Solway, relaxation, the wildlife or to explore Hadrian's Wall, you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you at the Kings Arms.
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Description: Pamela Behan and family welcome you to The Kings Arms Pub, situated in Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria. Located at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, 15 miles along the Solway Coast from Carlisle. This is a cyclist, walkers and Bird-watchers paradise. The King's Arms is the ideal base to explore the treasures of the Solway Coast and the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. The Wall snakes 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, Newcastle. Many people end or start the walk in Bowness using the Kings Arms as a base. You can enjoy evening meals in the family dining room with a wide choice of freshly prepared, home cooked food. Relax in the bar with pool table, darts and dominoes and sample our extensive range of Real Ales. Whatever, brings you to Bowness On Solway, relaxation, the wildlife or to explore Hadrian's Wall, you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you at the Kings Arms.
Canada
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
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“Very enjoyable pub at the end of Hadrian's Wall walk!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We finished off our Hadrian's Wall walk in Bowness on Solway and had our supper with a few drinks at the Kings Arms. Given the Kings Arms is the only place to eat and get a drink in Bowness, we found the prices reasonable, the staff cheery and friendly and the food was great! It is a nice pub to reflect on a wonderful trek!

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Decent pub at start/end of Hadrians route”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good beer and decent pub food. The landlord is a bit brusqque but he's Cumbrian- what else would you expect. The foos is decent and considering they are the only pub in the village they do make an effort so give it a try.

Visited June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“The best salmon anywhere”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Fantastic pub, good beer, if you are lucky enough to be there on a Salmon night have it. You will never taste the like. And...there is more, the fruit pies for dessert are unbeatable. Magnificent home made pastry with a choice of fruits.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“great meal”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Friendly pub with great food. We had the solway salmon with fresh veg, and the home-made individual fruit pies (made by the landlady's Mum) with custard. Both absolutely delicious.

  • Visited June 2014
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Calgary
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29 reviews
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“Fun, friendly, local”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

What a great way to end my Hadrian's Wall Walk, in a typical English pub. Tasty dinner, especially dessert! Friendly barman and the locals were having a good time. It may be the only place in town to eat, but it would be a great choice anyway!

  • Visited May 2014
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